Before earning his doctorate and moving to Costa Rica with his wife to work in chiropractic clinics, Doctor of Chiropractic Beckman worked as a neuroscientist for the drug industry. In his bio he describes this career change as a 180, because he is now dedicated to helping people maintain their wellness rather than masking their pain with pharmaceutical drugs.
At his practice in Lafayette, Dr. Beckman uses chiropractic treatments to offer comprehensive healthcare to each of his clients with a specialty in family care and sports chiropractic. Therapies include active-release techniques to remove scar tissue from muscles, as well as physiotherapy exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles in problem areas. The staff also offers physical therapy and exercise training in its gym to strengthen the body and prevent further injuries. In addition, Dr. Beckman pairs with massage therapist Sandy Denzler to offer treatments that help the body repair itself, much like the treatments a car receives at a holistic mechanic.
Hypnosis shatters the barrier between the conscious and the subconscious, allowing thoughts to flow freely between the two. Hypnotherapist Rosie seizes this brief opportunity to plant new ideas deep in the subconscious, where she hopes they’ll snowball into conscious thoughts and actions. At HypnoRosie, she uses her unique gift to help her clients stave off addiction, bad habits, stress, and even pain. By remolding the way they think about food or creating a phantom gastric lap band, Rosie can jump-start weight loss. She strives to replace cravings for cigarettes with ones for lungfuls of fresh air. She can even ease the trauma of childbirth or help old souls access their former lives, all without surgery, medication, or snapping a rubber band on your wrist every time you reach for a smoke.
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Licensed acupuncturist Benjamin Dierauf presents patients with a range of ways to feel better, but he relies mainly on acupuncture for its versatility and effectiveness. A former professor and academic dean at AIMC Berkeley, he now focuses full time on clients, aligning their internal energies to help them recover from all manner of physical and emotional ailments. He demonstrates his commitment to clients by referring them to a different health provider if his techniques aren’t able to help.
At DP Consulting Services, Diana Paque assists clients working their ways through life-interrupting issues. So whether clients are seeking relaxation through reiki treatments or to energize a career through boosting self-confidence levels, DP Consulting helps clients rework the ways they approach food, cigarettes, or issues such as anxiety or loss of concentration.
Doctors Hongmei Gao and Timothy Wei harness a wealth of experience cultivated in the United States and China as they help their patients overcome neurological disorders, chronic pain, and women?s-health issues. Dr. Gao is an acupuncturist and traditional Chinese medicine practitioner specializing in pain management, women?s health, and stress-related illnesses, whereas Dr. Wei, with a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Ohio State University, combines Western medicine with acupuncture skills.
In addition to acupuncture, the clinic offers a number of Western- and Eastern-influenced treatments. Cupping, in which vacuum pressure is used to attach a small jar to the skin, encourages the flow of blood to the area. Tui na massage, meanwhile, targets familiar acupuncture points with the hands, fingers, and a specialized instrument. The clinic?s ultrasound machine treats a range of ailments with the aid of high-frequency sound waves, which attract nearby dolphins who are skilled at comedy.